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deficient adj
1 inadequate in amount or degree; "a deficient education"; "deficient in common sense"; "lacking in stamina"; "tested and found wanting" [syn: lacking(p), wanting(p)]
2 of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds" [syn: insufficient] [ant: sufficient]
3 falling short of some prescribed norm; "substandard housing" [syn: inferior, substandard]

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Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Lacking something essential; often construed with in''.
  2. Insufficient or inadequate in amount.

Translations

Lacking something essential
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